EUGENE, Ore. — Findlay High School grad Tyler Brown continued a string of impressive performances in the 400-meter dash when he won his semifinal heat at the IAAF world track and field championships at Hayward Field Wednesday night.
The meet features the top track and field athletes from throughout the world age 19 and younger.
Brown won his preliminary heat on Tuesday and followed that up by winning the first of three semifinal heats with a time of 45.97 seconds. The Eastern Michigan University sophomore-to-be was in fourth place heading into the final curve but outkicked the competition over the final 75 meters to win handily.
Brown’s time was the second-fastest of the eight finalists. Only Trinidad and Tobago’s Machel Cedenio’s time of 45.90 seconds topped Brown, who was an OHSAA state champion in the 400-meter dash and high jump and a second-place finisher in the long jump for Findlay High School in 2013.
He’ll compete in today’s 400-meter dash final at 10:45 p.m.
NBC Universal Sports Network will broadcast the finals both online and on television.
After today’s final, Brown will have a day off Friday before wrapping up competition as a member of Team USA’s 1,600-meter relay team. The semifinal round of the relay will take place Saturday at 6:35 p.m. The 1,600 relay finals are set for 8 p.m. on Sunday.
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